Supreme Taps Photographer Joel-Peter Watkins for Dark Graphics

By September 22, 2020Fashion News

Centered around Watkin's works.

Known for his macabre work, which often deals with topics such as death, the physically deformed and transgender people, 81-year-old photographer Joel-Peter Watkins has been shocking audiences across his career to now hold a distinctive space in the arts.

New York streetwear label Supreme has taken some of the photographer’s most famous works and used them as graphics on a range of hoodies and t-shirts for its latest collections. Among the pieces used is a Watkins photograph titled Sanitarium which inspired Alexander McQueen for his infamous 2001 “Asylum” collection, the finale of which saw the photograph re-enacted in real life.

See the full collection below, releasing on the Supreme website on September 24 and September 26 in Japan.


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